Banazîr the Jedi Hobbit (banazir) wrote,
Banazîr the Jedi Hobbit

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Old and Die for the Thief Is Also

... that's what Google Translate produces for 老而不死是為賊也.

The Chinese sentence is a Confucian proverb: "To be old and not die is to be a thief as well." i.e., to cling to a role in society when you have outlived your usefulness in it is to rob future generations of progress.

To be cross-posted to comptranslation.

Tags: chinese, chinese culture, chinese history, machine translation

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